George “Bud” Plummer Hicks of Londonderry

George “Bud” Plummer Hicks, 86, of Londonderry, NH, died Thursday November 8, 2012, in Parkland Medical Center in Derry, NH. He was born in Manchester, NH on February 7, 1926, a son of Daniel and Hazel (Plummer) Hicks. He was raised and educated in Londonderry and was a 1945 graduate of Pinkerton Academy and a lifelong resident of Londonderry.

Mr. Hicks served his country in WWII, the Korean and Vietnam wars as a Master Sergeant in the US Air Force, and retired from the NH Air National Guard in 1986 with 42 years of service. George was employed by the Merrimack Farmers Exchange as a retail manager, and retired after 25 years. In his retirement, he worked alongside his brothers at Sunnycrest Farms. He was a longtime member of the Londonderry community, having served as Selectman, Moderator of the School Board, Planning Board member, and with the volunteer Fire Department. He was also a member of American Legion Post #27 of Londonderry, the Londonderry Lions Club, the Londonderry Grange and Hoodkroft Seniors Golf.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Irene Hicks of Londonderry; two daughters, Judith A. Shaver and her husband Robert of Londonderry and Penny L. Gould and her husband Armand of Londonderry; five grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, one brother, Daniel, Jr. and his wife Gretchen Hicks, three sister-in-laws, Arlene Hicks, Yvette Hicks and Jeanne Hicks. He was predeceased by his three brothers, Paul, Robert and David Hicks, and two sisters, Shirley Belger and Elizabeth Hicks.

After cremation, a graveside service with military honors will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 11:00am in Glenwood Cemetery, Mammoth Rd., Londonderry, NH. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice. The Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium of Londonderry are assisting the family.

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Sandra Ricketts of Londonderry

Sandra J. Ricketts, 60, of Londonderry, NH died Monday, November 5, 2012 unexpectedly at the Parkland Medical Center in Derry. Sandra was born on April 3rd, 1952 in Weymouth, MA. She loved gardening, reading and walking. She was an avid member of the United Methodist Church in Londonderry, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

She is survived by her daughter Tara and husband Michael Koski of Londonderry; her son Robert and his wife Elizabeth Ricketts and three cherished granddaughters; her two brothers Stephen and Robert Hatch; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are Friday, November 9th from 9:00am to 10:00am at the Londonderry United Methodist Church, 258 Mammoth Road, Londonderry, NH 03053. Funeral services will follow at 10:00am in the Church. The burial will immediately follow in Pillsbury Cemetery in Londonderry. The Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, of Derry and Londonderry is handling the arrangements.

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Thomas Pelletier, Sr. of Londonderry

Thomas Alan Pelletier, Sr., 58, of Londonderry passed away suddenly on Thursday November 1, 2012 at SNRMC in Nashua, NH. Tom was born in Nashua on September 2, 1954, son of Victor Pelletier, Sr. and Grace (Gosselin) Pelletier. Tom loved nature. He enjoyed many outdoor activities most fondly, hunting and fishing. He also loved animals, whether it was watching deer in the yard or his many pets over the years. Animals brought him great joy!

He is survived by his four children. Kerrie and Mike Muchemore of Nashua, Kristen and Andrew Whigham of Nashua, Thomas Jr. and Kate Pelletier of Manchester, Jeffrey Pelletier of Nashua, eight grandchildren; Ashley Lavoie, Lauren, Meghan, Michael and Hannah Muchemore. Abigail and Gavin Whigham. Lincoln Pelletier, his mother Grace (Gosselin) Pelletier, four brothers; Victor Sr. of Derry, Steven of Maine, David of Maine and Joe of Londonderry. as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his Father, Victor A. Pelletier, Sr.

Following cremation, calling hours will be held on Sunday November 4, 2012 from 1 – 3 pm in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 290 Mammoth Rd., Londonderry. A liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10:30 am in St. Mark’s Church, 1 South Rd., Londonderry. In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made in his memory to the Humane Society for Greater Nashua. 24 Ferry Rd, Nashua, NH 03063.

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Bernice Grondin of North Andover

Bernice V. Grondin, 92, of N. Andover, MA died Wednesday October 24, 2012 at Sutton Hill Center, N. Andover, MA surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 24, 1920 in Caribou, ME a daughter of the late Charles and Celia (Harris) Monahan. She was a former resident of Billerica, MA and Londonderry, NH. Mrs. Grondin worked for Pacific Mills in Lawrence, MA, Container Corporation of America, and later for John Hancock Life Insurance Co. where she worked in the cafeteria. She retired as a cafeteria worker with the Malden School System. She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxillary in Malden for many years. She enjoyed being a homemaker and was proud to call her house a home. She also enjoyed sewing and making items for veteran’s hospitals. .

She is survived by one son, Richard H. Grondin and his wife Corazon of Portsmouth, NH, two daughters, Nancy A. Meuse and her husband John of North Billerica, MA, and Susan M. Chapman and her husband Paul of Sevierville, TN, 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Harvey L. Grondin in 2004, her one son David Grondin and by eight brothers and four sisters.

There are no calling hours. Graveside services will be held on Friday October 26, 2012 at 1:30pm at the NH State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen, NH. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the NH State Veteran’s Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 626, Concord, NH 03302-0626. The Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch St., Derry is handling the arrangements.

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Donna Murphy of Londonderry

Donna R. (Cate) Murphy, 67, of Londonderry, NH died Monday October 22, 2012 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on February 24, 1945 in Laconia, NH a daughter of the late Arba and Frances (Churchill) Cate. Donna was a graduate of UNH with a bachelors degree in nursing. She worked as a Nursing Supervisor at Catholic Medical Center, retiring after 35 years of dedicated service. She loved to travel around the world and spending time at her camp on Silver Lake. She also enjoyed playing yahtzee. She will be missed by her beloved cats, Victoria and Monte Carlos.

She is survived by her husband, Gregory M. Murphy , three daughters, Cathryn Faulring and her husband Peter, Amy O’Brien and her husband Thomas, Suzanne O’Gara and her husband Shawn, one son, Michael G. Murphy, one daughter-in-law, Paula Murphy, numerous grandchildren, a sister-in-law, Freeda Berry, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her brother David R. Cate.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, October 24, 2012 from 5-7pm in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 290 Mammoth Road, Londonderry. Private graveside services will be held at Pillsbury Cemetery, Londonderry. Memorial contributions may be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247.

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Doris Stevens of Londonderry

Doris B. Stevens, 74, of Londonderry, NH died on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at Elliot Hospital, Manchester, NH surrounded by her loving family. She was born on December 8, 1937 in Melrose, MA, a daughter of the late Angus M. and Doris (Johnson) Gidney. She was a board member of Wagon Wheel Tenants Co-Op, Inc. Doris was a devoted wife, loving mother and caring grandmother and great grandmother.

She is survived by her husband, Bradford P. Stevens of Londonderry; two sons, Bradford P. Stevens, Jr and John D. Stevens; one daughter, Patricia J. McFadyen; five grandchildren; one great grandchild; sister and brother- in- law, Carol and Robert Taylor; and sister-in-law Judith Stevens.

Following cremation, a memorial service will be held on Friday, October 26th at 4:00pm in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 290 Mammoth Road, Londonderry. Friends and family are invited to gather at the funeral home prior to the service beginning at 3:30pm.

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